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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:07 pm 
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Happily Ever After Challenge


Okay, so maybe not exactly ever after. This is NCIS, not a fairy tale after all. I just wanted what I thought was a neat name to call this challenge.

So, in Enthusiastic Fish's Advent Calendar 2016 thread (page 3), I mentioned how Tim should've been settled down and married eons ago. Patsy made a comment about how the show writers would have killed him off if he had been. Teri made a comment about the show writers having issues with the characters being happy. I realized it was the perfect opening for a writing challenge, so here we are.

So, your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a story where the characters have an aspect or even multiple aspects of their life in which they are happy. Show us the who, what, where, when, why and how of their happiness, as applicable.

Obviously, this lends itself well to romance since the characters have had so much bad luck in love, but romance is certainly not the only source of happiness in life. It could be a confidante/best friend they spend time with outside of work or volunteer work, or a hobby or a pet or any of a thousand things you might think of. I may be a total sap and love romance but I want to emphasize that romance is not required for this challenge.

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Characters/Pairings: At least one of the main characters should be featured (I consider Fornell a main character though he's recurring because he's been with the show since the very beginning). Seasons 1-12.

If you do want to write romance, any pairing is fine except Ducky with any of the main cast as that squicks me out. OCs are welcome.

Rating: Any. Smut is fine if you want to write it. I prefer violence no worse than what we see on the show. No main/recurring character deaths.

Genre: Any except crack fics.

Crossovers: NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Hawaii Five-O are welcome. Ask for anything else because I don't really watch that many programs.

Length: Minimum 500 words, no maximum. If you want to write more than one story, please do!

Series/sequels: Sure, just let me know so I can read the other stories ahead of time.

Other Challenges: Yes, as long as it's okay with the other challenge-giver (though I have yet to see any challenges where it's not okay). Note: Cannot be combined with my Lucky in Love Challenge as I'm not sure I could judge fairly if I end up adoring one of the stories used in both.

Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:00 pm 
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What a nice idea for a challenge!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Now that SeSa is over, just wanted to remind everyone that this challenge is still on. I hope y'all come up with something. :)

Note: I made a slight change to the other challenges line.

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I have a plan for this one! :hyper:

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K9Lasko wrote:
I have a plan for this one! :hyper:


YES! :dancing:

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Shay, could you add your due date to the challenge header?

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Done. Sorry, I don't usually miss that.

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No problem. Thanks!

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Can it be a sequel/part of an established AU 'verse?

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Sure, just let me know which one so I can read ahead of time and be caught up.

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I have a story that I've been polishing up for a while that might fit this challenge, though it's not like... stupid happy. It's set in the Rosefernverse, and it deals with some of Kate's ongoing trauma, but it also shows her having at least some success dealing with it and it definitely ends on a positive note. Does that sound like it might fit?

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Definitely. Recovering from trauma and hopeful for the future sounds like it would fit to me. :)

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:yesyes: Excellent! I will try and make sure some of the fill-in stories that come before it are posted by then too, but I think it should be self-explanatory as long as you have a rough idea of the differences in the Rosefern AU.

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:yesyes: Excellent! I will try and make sure some of the fill-in stories that come before it are posted by then too, but I think it should be self-explanatory as long as you have a rough idea of the differences in the Rosefern AU.

I am an actual dimwit, it's taken all this time for me to suddenly go wait, I started this story approximately three billion years* ago :banghead: je suis un idiot. I've done so much work on it recently/finally finished it, and it feels really recent, but it's really, really not :lol2:

(*Well, two years and four months, but seriously, brain, wth?)

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Just wondering if anyone is writing for this or planning to? There's slightly less than five weeks left. Would love to read some stories. :)

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I don't have any ideas as yet, but I might be able to squeeze out a oneshot. :)

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Not good at "Happy" at the moment.

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I keep trying to prod the muse...

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Pity you didn't want crackfic...I just got a crazy idea

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Crackfics are okay once in a while, but when it comes to romance stuff, I prefer them not to be crack-y.

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Crap, I just remembered this. Only a few days left but because I forgot it too, if anyone is working on something for this and needs more time, let me know and I will do an extension.

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No eligible entries so this challenge is closed.

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Sorry. I just never got around to this one.

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PhoenixRising wrote:
No eligible entries so this challenge is closed.

:'( I'm sorry too I just wasn't happy enough to write something, maybe you could reissue sometime. :hug2col:

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Yeah, for some reason nothing ever quite clicked for this challenge :-/

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